Situation

The role of sub-contractors significantly effects production planning in many markets. Sub-contractors are not employees and have commitments to other companies. Keeping track of sub-contractors and their capacity is difficult and time consuming.

Challenges

Improve control of the supply chain by:

  • Increasing efficiency in the supply chain to reduce the amount of late sales orders.
  • Improving capacity planning.

Success

An ideal solution would enable…

  • Improved communication with sub-contractors.
  • The use of “What if” analysis capability to improve capacity planning.
  • Efficiency to be increased and ensure sales orders are fulfilled on time.

Solution

A new working method for purchasing and planning, combined with a new powerful planning solution that enables planning with, and without, capacity constraints for sub-contractors.

Increasing the number of on-time deliveries.

Planning with, and without, constraints for sub-contractors.